Blog
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38   Entries 36-40 of 186
September 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

From Your Pastor's Heart - September 17, 2017


Good Morning Family,

          You never know what’s going to happen around here!  Just after we had dismissed the service last Sunday, I had made my way to the front door as usual.  As soon as I got there, a few folks had already made it outside to the parking lot before I got to the door and I was immediately called back to the front of the sanctuary; where most folks were still visiting after the service as usual.

          During the invitation time, Timothy Hudson had come forward with his grandfather Rev. Dale Keel to kneel to pray together at the altar.  As the service drew to a close, we were quietly dismissed as private prayer was still being offered at the altar by those two men.  I am thankful for the spirit of following the Lord’s leading at our church as someone came to get me and told me that something was happening right as the service dismissed.

          As I came back to the front, Bro. Dale shared the wonderful news with all of us.  We were so happy to hear that Timothy had come and surrendered His heart and life to Christ!  There were many tears of joy and lots of hugs among the family of God.  It is so good to share in those moments of victory as was evidenced by the smiles and “Amens!” all around the room.

          I am looking forward to a wonderful autumn of seeing God surely move in our midst as we continue to commit ourselves to Him and His purposes.

          As always, my prayer is that we would all Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.”   II Timothy 2:15.         

Humbly Yours,

Bro Steve

Dr. Steven Gann

Your Shepherd

 

                       




September 10, 2017, 12:00 AM

From Your Pastor's Heart - September 10, 2017


Good Morning Family,

            My reading this past week in my morning devotion was from Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Book.  I found it incredibly timely and reprint it here to let it speak for itself to you:

Jeremiah 49:23 says “There is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.”

Little know we what sorrow may be upon the sea at this moment. We are safe in our quiet chamber, but far away on the salt sea the hurricane may be cruelly seeking for the lives of men. Hear how the death fiends howl among the cordage; how every timber starts as the waves beat like battering rams upon the vessel! God help you, poor drenched and wearied ones! My prayer goes up to the great Lord of sea and land, that He will make the storm a calm, and bring you to your desired haven!

Nor ought I to offer prayer alone, I should try to benefit those hardy men who risk their lives so constantly. Have I ever done anything for them? What can I do? How often does the boisterous sea swallow up the mariner! Thousands of corpses lie where pearls lie deep. There is death-sorrow on the sea, which is echoed in the long wail of widows and orphans. The salt of the sea is in many eyes of mothers and wives. Remorseless billows, ye have devoured the love of women, and the stay of households. What a resurrection shall there be from the caverns of the deep when the sea gives up her dead!

Till then there will be sorrow on the sea. As if in sympathy with the woes of earth, the sea is forever fretting along a thousand shores, wailing with a sorrowful cry like her own birds, booming with a hollow crash of unrest, raving with uproarious discontent, chafing with hoarse wrath, or jangling with the voices of ten thousand murmuring pebbles. The roar of the sea may be joyous to a rejoicing spirit, but to the son of sorrow the wide, wide ocean is even more forlorn than the wide, wide world. This is not our rest, and the restless billows tell us so. There is a land where there is no more sea—our faces are steadfastly set towards it; we are going to the place of which the Lord hath spoken. Till then, we cast our sorrows on the Lord who trod the sea of old, and who maketh a way for His people through the depths thereof.

            As always, my prayer is that we would all Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.”  II Timothy 2:15.                                                                                                                                                          

Humbly Yours,

Bro Steve

Dr. Steven Gann

Your Shepherd

 

                       




September 3, 2017, 12:00 AM

From Your Pastor's Heart - September 3, 2017


Good Morning Family,

 

            What a wonderful Lord we worship and serve!  Everyday He desires to walk with and lead you and me.  What a wonderful Savior is Jesus!

            It is no wonder that, over the centuries, songs and poems and books have been written about Him, His incredible attributes, and the nature of His character.  We are in the very beginning of reading through and studying the four most precious books ever written about the Life of our Lord.  Four men, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, penned words about His eternal past, His conception, His parents, His birth, His life, His ministry, His Death and Resurrection; and many of His mighty works along the way here on this earth.

            The story of Jesus was told by Matthew the government employee, Mark the young protégé of Peter, Luke the physician, and John the professional angler.  Men from all stripes of life who walked with Jesus and learned daily from Him were able to tell others of the incredible Lord that was theirs.  In the Father’s plan, we learn from these men what it was like to be with Jesus daily and see His mighty works in their lives and in the lives of others.

            Here is the truth of the matter for us today.  The same can be said of each of us.  We are able to walk with Jesus every day and learn to grow in our relationship to Him from His Holy Word written down for us in black and white and RED letters.  We too, can know Him just as they did because He desires to work in our lives in exactly the same way.  He wants us to be able to talk about, speak about, and even write about Him to others as He leads us through His Holy Spirit that indwells every true disciple.  And we can see Him active in our lives; changing us to be more like Him and allowing Him to use us to be His witnesses to others just like the first disciples.

            As always, my prayer is that we would all Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.”  II Timothy 2:15.

Humbly Yours,

Bro Steve

Dr. Steven Gann

Your Shepherd

 




August 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

From Your Pastor's Heart - August 27, 2017


Good Morning Family,

            This world is an easy place to become discouraged.  You can rattle off any number of things that are seemingly “off the rails” at any given moment.  Threat of nuclear exchange, terrorism, politicians gone off the deep end, culture becoming more and more hardened to violence and lack of modesty are just a few things that are at the forefront of the world’s spiral downward.

            I am the first one to say that I grow weary of those things and tend to focus on them at times.  However, the Lord is still on His throne and wants to work through His people, their families, and His church to share the life-changing message of the Gospel in the midst of a world that is becoming increasingly more hardened to and even hostile to that message.  Here is the thing though; people are saved one at a time.  The culture cannot be redeemed salvation-wise.  Yes, culture can be affected by us being salt and light.  But, God is in the business of saving individuals and using His servants to tell of His wonderful love.

            I was listening to Christmas music this week, because I don’t believe that those songs should be allocated to only December.  We should praise the Lord for sending His Son all year long.  Immanuel, “God with us”, Jesus coming to dwell with us is the most important event in all of history.  His sacrifice on the cross and resurrection are the culmination of His life and mission to save.  “You shall call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins” Matthew 1:21.

            When I look at this world and compare its hopelessness to the HOPE of Christ, I cannot contain my expectation of His soon return!  Let’s focus on our families and His church and the peace in our hearts that only He can supply, even in the midst of dark ages in this world.  He is the LIGHT!

            As always, my prayer is that we would all Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.”        II Timothy 2:15.                                                                                                                                               

Humbly  Yours,

Bro Steve

Dr. Steven Gann

Your Shepherd

 

                       




August 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

From Your Pastor's Heart - August 20, 2017


Good Morning Family,

          School days are back.  That is good news for some; not so good news for others.  The kids of FBCCF have started back to school this past week and we are certainly praying for a profitable year for each one of them as they study hard.

          As they came in this past Wednesday, I heard one declare “I hate school!”  Another said, “I had a surprisingly good day.”  I guess how the day actually went is in the eye of the beholder, as they say.  Most kids are really excited about moving ahead a grade in school.  Last week, we promoted several from class to class in our Sunday School.  It is awesome to see how some of these kids are progressing not only age-wise, but spiritually.

          I am so pleased with our teachers from the very youngest class to those of us who are in the “more mature” group.  This church is indeed blessed with really great Bible teachers.  Your teachers really do care about your soul and about feeding your spirit with truths from the Word of God.  Our teachers take seriously their calling to impart the Word and nourish their students.

          I want to welcome Jette Wolf on board as our new Sunday School Director beginning in September.  She is stepping into the role very soon and I am thankful God lead her to take on this responsibility.  He has equipped her with a compassionate heart and the skills needed to lead our Sunday Morning Bible teaching ministry.  Let her know you are thankful for her willingness to step up to the plate for this ministry.

          As always, my prayer is that we would all Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.”        II Timothy 2:15.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Humbly Yours,

Bro Steve

Dr. Steven Gann

Your Shepherd

 

                       


Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38   Entries 36-40 of 186
Contents © 2018 First Baptist Church of Cape Fair, MO | Church Website Provided by mychurchwebsite.net | Privacy Policy